• eco stuff


    Destruction caused by peat extraction

    The extraction and use of peat for horticulture is unsustainable and largely unnecessary. It leads to the destruction of peatlands, which are rapidly disappearing unique habitats. Peat bogs are important for biodiversity, slowing global warming through storing carbon and managing flood risks. Peat bogs are a threatened habitat world-wide.

  • Sustainability of coir

    What is coir?

    Coir is a by product of coconut-growing, once regarded as waste, but now used as a sustainable alternative to peat. Like peat, it has excellent moisture retention properties encouraging good root growth. Unlike those based on peat, coir-based composts do not tend to crust, making water absorption on watering easier.